Information Technology Security Analyst

Posted on8/24/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toInformation Security Officer
Reports in officeInformation Solutions and Services
Application due dateSeptember 22, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
Job start dateOctober 2017
InstitutionTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Institution descriptionThe Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's mission is to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through the state's higher education plan, 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.
Job dutiesGeneral Description:
Performs complex information security analysis work in the Information Solutions and Services division of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Work involves planning, implementing, and monitoring security measures for information systems and infrastructure for potentially targeted information technology resources to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of agency information resources. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the agency Information Security Officer (ISO).

General Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conducts or coordinates risk and vulnerability assessments, performs vulnerability scanning, analysis and testing.
• Coordinates security incident response activities, assists in designing, implementing and maintaining network security architecture.
• Recommends system and procedural changes to protect agency information assets and ensure confidentiality of protected information.
• Researches and evaluates emerging security-related technologies.
• Prepares security awareness informational materials and presents security awareness seminars.
• Assists in preparation of risk management, agency security and system security plans.
• Participates in Data Center Services (DCS) activities related to security assessment of data centers.
• Monitors and manages e-mail security features including the agency’s Office 365 environment.
• Manages access by users, work groups, and local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) resources.
• Implements measures to monitor and safeguard agency assets against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
• Monitor and assist in administration of security focused software including: mobile device management, intrusion prevention, email protection and security event & incident management.
• Evaluates information security products and services to identify strengths, weaknesses, and potential benefits to the agency.
• Advise and assist application developers regarding application security practices and platform hardening.
• Supports external and internal audit activities, performs related responses, analysis and security remediation.
• Applies appropriate Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards at all times.
• Serves as backup to the ISO.
• Assists in developing agency plans, standards, and guidelines to address existing and new security technology issues and trends.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsRequired Minimum Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Four years of relevant full-time work experience in information technology.
• Six additional months of relevant full-time work experience may substitute for 15 semester hours of required education, up to two years.
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience.

• Bachelor’s degree or above with major college course work in information systems, computer science, management information systems, telecommunications or related.
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), SANS GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (GEH)
• Experience managing information security related projects.
• Working knowledge of network and system administration, operation of firewalls, and application security practices.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefits$5500 - $6500 Monthly
Application procedureIn compliance with the state-wide hiring freeze on state agencies, the projected hire date for this position will begin after September 1, 2017.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A State of Texas application is required to apply. For more information on how to apply for this position, go to the Coordinating Board’s employment opportunities website. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees’ Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1, (512) 427-6190.

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